Departure help

I’m about to take off from KMCO and there’s a departure controller. I’ve never flown with a departure controller. What should I say/do?

You just have to say “Check In”. It’s easy :)

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If you’re intending to fly your flight plan, just check in and you’ll be on your way. If ATC deviates you from your FPL though (due to traffic etc), you have to follow the instructions.

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Thank you!

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and flight following, that is for VFR flights
not IFR

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hmm… I guess I’ve been doing it wrongly this whole time :) LOL!
I guess, gaining some new knowledge doesnt hurt

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No not check in AND ask for Flight Following…that’s a huge misconception so many people do.

It’s only Check in.

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I guess I’m one of them